Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday November 28

Nine games were in contention on Wednesday night as 18 teams battle for those all-important midseason points. Former Islanders are contributing every which way they can. With 2 goals, 4 assists a couple of SO goals and a couple more failed SO attempts, FIs were trying. Let us take a look at their work from Wednesday:

* A Tim Connolly multi-point night went to waste as the Buffalo Sabres dropped a home decision in the final minute of regulation to the St. Louis Blues 4-3. Connolly received a secondary assist on a Buffalo powerplay tally and added a primary assist on the shortlived game tying goal. Connolly has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) on 17 competitions this season.

* Randy Robitaille had a goal waved off and was stopped on a chance in the SO as the Ottawa Senators dropped a 3-2 decision to the host New York Islanders. Robitaille is mired in a 10 game point-less streak since scoring 2 goals on November 1. This was his first game against the Isles since parting ways with the team in the offseason.

* There was a wild sudden death finish to the Florida-Washington game as the Panthers downed the host Capitals 2-1 in the 11th round of the SO! Panthers' FI Richard Zednik opened the scoring with his 8th goal of the season, a powerplay tally, 4:49 into the first period. Zed has now played 22 games this season posting 13 points on 8 goals and 5 assists. However, the real fun began in the SO. Let us look at what each FI did:

2nd Round - Olli Jokinen (FLA), goal!
3rd Round - Viktor Kozlov (WAS), goal!
7th Round - Richard Zednik (FLA), saved.
10th Round - Tom Poti (WAS), saved.

* Mark Parrish assisted on an insurance goal as the Minnesota Wild downed the visiting Phoenix Coyotes 3-1. Parrish is now averaging half a point a game with 12 (7 goals, 5 assists) on 24 tilts this year.

* Raffi Torres scored the first Oilers' goal of the night and defenseman Denis Grebeshkov assisted on the second as Edmonton lost yet another game, this time 4-2 at the hands of the host Colorado Avalanche. The goal was Torres' 4th of the season. With it he snapped a 14 game point-less streak and a 17 game goal-less streak. He now has 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists) on 25 games this season. Grebeshkov has quietly but confidently strung together a 3 game assist streak. He has 4 points (all assists) on 20 games this year. This is the first scoring streak of any sort for his short career.

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